Thursday, November 29, 2007

In keeping with tradition, I am again writing about plant viruses! Today's virus has an especially cool name: Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV). The virus has been discovered for the first time in the Netherlands. The virus has been incredible harmful in the European Community and specifically regulated on tomato plants intended for planting. Currently, there are a very low number of infected plants. Detection has been carried out using PCR tests for begomoviruses. Plant viruses are so cool!!


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